Streamateria Virtual Gateway
|Funding from Vinnova||SEK 199 000|
|Project duration||November 2018 - May 2019|
|Venture||The strategic innovation programme Bioinnovation|
|Call||BioInnovation Test of hypothesis step 1-2018|
Purpose and goal
We have achieved satisfactory results and are now creating the conditions for a scale-up and an implementation of the project´s results in a larger social context. An automated process of compostable garments with a short lifespan is not just a dream but a concrete reality. The garments can now be worn, it is possible to make concrete business models and to count on the garments biogas potential. In a time that thirsts for good examples of circular models that do not limit us, we have achieved a concrete offer that shows the potential of the circular society.
Expected results and effects
The project has succeeded in producing garment patterns on a digital cutting table with a 3D print head which are foamed with bioplastic and joined together according to the project´s principles. The garments have then been tested in demanding conditions such as running in the sun and heat, showing satisfactory results and values such as cooling, breathing etc. The next step is upscaling with a fully automated process and implementation in an ecosystem with both consumer and biogas plant. Garments produced within this project will be shown in 2019 at Bohusläns Museum and on June 6 in SVT.
Planned approach and implementation
After intal tests, a number of test runs were performed to achieve the best results for the 3D printed reinforcement composition. In parallel, the bioplastic and foaming have been developed until we reached a satisfactory result in April. We did not manage to skim on the table - this was done in custom-made jig - and we did not manage to get under 30 minutes for a printed garment pattern, but the results are still very satisfactory. The multidisciplinary cooperation has been fundamental and will in the next step be extended to all actors in the value chain.